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We would like to welcome you to our office. We take great satisfaction in helping you maintain optimal oral health. Our practice is devoted to comprehensive and preventive patient care.

Our office takes great pride in providing superior dental care in a comfortable way. We do this by taking our time. We take the time necessary to get to know what your dental wants and needs are. We take the tme needed at checkups to clean your teeth in a way that is most comfortable and will provide the best long term benefit. We also take the time to explain all of your treatment options. We never "sell" dentistry.

Throughout our website, you will find an abundance of information about our practice, procedures we provide, and dentistry in general. Please explore and learn as much about dentistry and our services as you desire. We believe our patients should have as much information as possible in order to make important, informed decisions regarding their oral health and treatment options.

Smile! You're in good hands.

Our patients are our most important asset, and we strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships with all of our patients. Your referrals are welcome and appreciated. We look forward to seeing you!

Meet Dr. Bird

Learn Who We Are

  • Eliot W. Bird
    D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

    After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, Dr. Bird attended The Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry where he earned his DDS degree. Upon graduation, he completed a General Practice Residency at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr. Bird is a member of several dental study clubs, the Academy of General Dentistry and believes strongly in continuing education.

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  • Invisalign®

    Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign® is great for adults and teenagers. What is Invisalign®? Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten ...

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  • Veneers

    Teeth that are badly stained, shaped or crooked may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, ...

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  • Fillings

    Frequently asked questions: dental fillings Are dental amalgams safe? Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to amalgam? Is it true that dental amalgams have been banned in other countries? Is there a filling material that matches tooth color? If my tooth doesn't hurt and my filling is still in ...

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  • Sealants

    Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun. The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses these ...

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  • Overview

    Pain can occur in any number of places in your mouth: teeth, gums, roots, the palate, tongue and jaw. Cavities are a common culprit causing pain. Untreated cavities can impact nerves because of infections of the tooth and gums. Impacted and abscessed teeth and sore jaws from teeth grinding are other ...

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  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient

    Patient Rights You have a right to choose your own dentist and schedule an appointment in a timely manner. You have a right to know the education and training of your dentist and the dental care team. You have a right to arrange to see the dentist every time you receive dental treatment, ...

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  • Introduction

    Does mercury in the silver fillings in your mouth pose any long-term health risks? Does fluoride, in spite of everything we've been told since childhood, actually cause more harm than good? What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health? This section is dedicated ...

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  • Oral Piercing

    Oral piercings (usually in the tongue or around the lips) have quickly become a popular trend in today’s society.  With this popular trend, it is important to realize that sometimes even precautions taken during the installation of the piercing jewelry are not enough to stave off harmful, long-term ...

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  • Toothaches

    Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving ...

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  • Scaling and Root Planing

    Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing. The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small ...

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    Great. Awesome. Best dental experience I've ever had - hands down!

    Steve P

    Dr. Bird extracted my Wisdom teeth. It went just as he stated and the recovery was right on time. I highly recommend his services!

    Tom B

    The best staff ever! I would recommend Dr. Bird & his friendly , hard-working staff to anyone!

    Trisha K

    Fantastic care! We trust this dentist and his staff completely. They are highly competent and their treatment is comfortable and correct the 1st time! So happy to have my teeth restored to their proper function again. Highly recommend Dr. Bird and his staff.

    Charlene E

    Been going to Dr. Bird for 20 years. Tried others and just had to go back to him and have him fix their mistakes. Would never go anywhere else now. I learned my lesson. The staff is wonderful. Love u all1

    Janet R

    I and my family have been going to Eliot Bird for 25 years. This visit was to start my 3 year old grand daughter with her first visit. Excellent, always excellent.

    Cherylann M

    Got the whole family going here and so happy we made a change. Wonderful people and very thorough. My son was afraid of dentists and isn't anymore. Thank you!!!

    Tracey L

Our Location

10640 Charter Hill Court, Suite 101 Ashland, VA 23005

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


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8:00 am-1:30 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-2:00 pm